Project crew pictured from left: John Duffy, Scout Sam Lange, Kevin Nielsen, Scout Dylan McKeever, Scout Teddy de Reyster, Pete Jones (WCC), Scout Thomas Nielsen, Scout Connor Duffy, Eagle Scout Candidate Edward Ryan, Ed Ryan. Not pictured: Scout James Pearson.
On June 22, Wellesley Conservation Council's Land Management team worked at the Cronk's Rocky Woodland Sanctuary on a special project leading toward the Boy Scouts of America's highest award of Eagle Scout for Edward Ryan, Troop 185 - Wellesley. The project team was managed by Scout Edward Ryan, with excellent work by scouts from Troop 185 - Wellesley. Family members also contributed to efforts to support this project.
This project consisted of complete sanctuary trail maintenance and clean-up, with removal of many trail walking obstacles, the removal of twenty-eight 45-gallon bags of debris, and a truckload of invasive plant materials. Special attention was paid to trail obstacles, which were removed for better walking safety. This project will also provide soil testing and soil analysis to better understand the natural environment requirements for sustainability of this ecosystem. This is part of the overall forestry and sustainability planning by Wellesley Conservation Council of all of it's managed properties, open to the public as a 501(c3) private Land Trust.
Celebrating its 61st anniversary, the Wellesley Conservation Council is Wellesley's local non-profit land trust that protects 14 sanctuaries across more than 45 acres of natural land in Wellesley and bordering lands in Needham and Weston. Its mission is to protect and preserve the natural environment in Wellesley and to educate youth and adults in matters of conservation. More information about its mission, the sanctuaries, and membership can be found at www.wellesleyconservationcouncil.org and firstname.lastname@example.org.